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« on: December 02, 2010, 06:13:03 AM »

I had to create a new board to post a video!

Its Mayo and Michelle Officer dancing showcase smooth at the OSB (I saw this on FB).  To me smooth is too often overstated and danced with too much effort.  However, this is gorgeous:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT7VvieCIlw&feature=player_embedded
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 06:37:11 AM »

very nice. would they be allowed to lifts if there wwere other couples on the floor?Huh that could be very dangerous
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 08:38:58 AM »

very nice. would they be allowed to lifts if there wwere other couples on the floor?Huh that could be very dangerous
Nope, no lifts in regular smooth - this is a showcase so anything goes.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 01:09:59 PM »

Too many arms flying in smooth competition. So I feel like it disturbs a lot. I like watching smooth showcases, but not competition. I love Mayo, and when he dances, he is too gorgeous Grin.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010, 01:32:34 PM »

Too many arms flying in smooth competition. So I feel like it disturbs a lot. I like watching smooth showcases, but not competition. I love Mayo, and when he dances, he is too gorgeous Grin.
I think you just nailed (for me) how I feel Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2010, 11:22:02 PM »

I can imagine that it would look very busy and then you have the legs flicking out as well. At least when they do new vogue they are all doing similar arm styling (no exact as they can change it a bit) and the leg and foot action should be the same. It would be easier to judge NV than smooth.
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2010, 06:07:10 AM »

Once they put an advanced Smooth couple into our heat of 7 pre-championship standard dancers - and then added 5 juniors (read 4 ft high) - and split the floor!  The smooth couple were a total hazzard for the reason you state.  OTOH you seem to see far less collisions in smooth than in standard probably becaues you can always break contact which gives you more options for floorcraft.
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2010, 09:16:41 AM »

That showdance is gorgeous, but any Smooth with Michelle and Mayo is gorgeous. It's worth looking up other videos of them, to see how it can be done well. IMO, they are the only Smooth dancers worth watching. I was privileged to watch her pro-am Smooth at OSB, and could not take my eyes off her -- and that's on a floor on which the current #1, and Everyone's Favorite Smooth Lady, were also competing with their am students. 

Thanks for starting a Smooth thread, btw.
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2010, 09:32:39 AM »

Thanks for starting a Smooth thread, btw.
YOu are welcome. 
but its more than a thread (topic) - its a board so you can do topics on any aspect of smooth you like
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2010, 09:33:06 AM »

... should I create a rhythm one as well?
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2010, 08:42:33 PM »

Thanks for starting a Smooth thread, btw.
YOu are welcome. 
but its more than a thread (topic) - its a board so you can do topics on any aspect of smooth you like

OK, thx for creating a smooth board. I sit corrected.
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2010, 09:11:28 PM »

Very nice. I enjoyed that, thank you.
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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2010, 10:24:07 PM »

I love to watch Mayo! And I LOVE smooth!

I totally see what you're saying about the arms being all over the place, simple is usually the better way to go in my opinion, although that certainly isn't the trend at the moment... *shrug*

...And OMGoodness Elise! They put a smooth couple in with standard, along with youth dancers?? That sounds... dangerous... 
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2010, 03:40:38 AM »

I love to watch Mayo! And I LOVE smooth!

I totally see what you're saying about the arms being all over the place, simple is usually the better way to go in my opinion, although that certainly isn't the trend at the moment... *shrug*

...And OMGoodness Elise! They put a smooth couple in with standard, along with youth dancers?? That sounds... dangerous... 
It was totally weird - but it was also our best result - DP did a wonderful job on floorcraft and all the couples that relied on routines were stymied.  I was wondering if they shouldn't do that more - kinda figure out who can REALLY dance  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2010, 10:58:00 AM »

So true, you can really tell who's who once they pack the floor... Smiley
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